What are Reasonable Accommodations

In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA 1990), American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA 2009), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, no qualified person will be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University because of a disability. Under the law, a disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include: walking, seeing, hearing, reading, and learning to name a few.

The methods to achieve access or equal opportunity are called accommodations. Some examples of accommodations are:

  • Alternative means of communication
  • Alternative means of testing
  • Assistive technology

Once reasonable accommodations are provided, students with disabilities are expected to meet the same academic and conduct standards as their peers without disabilities.